The upcoming August issue is space/future/scifi themed. As you know, I just did a “Deep Ones” themed issue, and it went off very well. The October issue will be a tribute to Roger Zelazny’s book A Night in the Lonesome October.
Writers, here are some more themes I want to do:
- Christmas themed Lovecraftian stories for the December issue (I have 2 accepted stories for this, but need more).
- Another Deep Ones issue (I already have several submissions, but need more).
- Weather-themed issues: Lovecraftian stories in which the weather plays a prominent role. For example: Rain, storms, snow, blizzards, and if you really want to get accepted, write a great Lovecraftian autumn story! Falling leaves, cold rain, fall colors… :)
- Author Brad Sinor recently convinced me that there are no copyright problems with doing another Lovecraftian Sherlock Holmes issue. So this is my official call for submissions for that, as well.
- A Lovecraftian time travel themed issue.
- Last, but not least, I’ve been reading about rogue planets. I may or may not get enough stories to do a full issue, but read about them and tell me you don’t see the Lovecraftian implications. Very cool stuff.
Exciting things are ahead! In the meantime, please enjoy this first draft cover of the upcoming August issue (below)! Art by the talented Leslie Herzfeld.
Questions? Please comment below. And remember that the usual submission requirements still apply.